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Smokehouse Porter | Northbound Brewpub

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4.04/5
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48 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northbound Brewpub
Minnesota, United States
northboundbrewpub.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,322
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of smoked malts, oak and dark chocolate. Nice subtle smoky flavor with chocolate and rich toffee.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wytman71
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nmann08
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Josholson666
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warmbier804
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Our server was way more positive on this beer than I was after trying it. The beer had good appearance being opaque with good white head and some lace. The scent...nice an roasty. The taste was not very well balanced....finished to bitter for me. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall....eh.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big malty porter with a light smoke flavor and aroma in the background. Caramel with some chocolate notes. No burnt or harsh roast flavors. Very drinkable and worth repeating

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Had from the tap at Northbound Brewpub.

I feel like Northbound's beers are very much brewed to style, and this is no exception. A relatively light beer for a porter, with a distinct chocolate undertone. Overall a good porter, without pushing any boundaries.

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Photo of taproomaddict
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Great place to sit down with your friends or family. Had a couple different beers that I'll report on later, but the Smokehouse Porter stood out! Paired wonderfully with the smoked fish appetizer and the pulled pork. Balanced with the perfect amount of smoke flavor on the initial smell and taste. I will be enjoying this again when I visit.

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Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

It all begins with the deep brown, opaque liquid with a light tan, dense head of about a finger's height that quickly becomes a 1/8" ring around the edge.

On the nose, this brew is lightly smoky with roasted and toasty malt aromas and very light, citrus hops.

The flavor comes across as roasty-bitter with a little smokey and a light tartness on the end from the hops. An excellent example of a smoked porter.

Mouth filling and full bodied, this is a big brew. Don't let the midrange alcohol fool you for a minute. Long finishing with light carbonation.

Enjoyable and a perfect companion to their pulled pork sandwiches.

Pub review coming, once I visit a couple more times.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of grizzbar
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hopstout
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Smokehouse Porter from Northbound Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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